is a festival of shakti-sadhana
inner strength). Spiritual sadhana are called Science of Soul. This
sadhana may be accomplished by performing Anushthan
of 24000 Gayatri
mantra chanting (Jap) or 2400 mantra lekhan (writing mantras) or reciting Gayatri
Chalisa 240 times. Unique divine currents flowing during the transition
period of Navratra can be attracted by the sadhak through
specific austerities (tapa), mantra japa and other methods.
The austerities may include,depending on one’s strength and capacity,
- Observing fast. If possible diet with fruits and milks only. Else, have one time meal or having food without salt/sugar.
- Brahmacharya (celibacy);.
- Maun vrat (silence)
- Self service. Perform all routine work by own.
The first 2 are very important & rest are optional.
When this power of tapa
enters the sadhak
, it refines his personality accordingly.
This year the Navratri starts on Chaitra Shukla pratipala
i.e. 8th April & ends with Ram Navmi 15th April. The total days are
8, however, Yug Rishi Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya always suggested to do
the Sadhana for complete 9 Days. We believe that youhave already
resolved to take advantage of this opportunity by undertaking sadhana anushthan during this auspicious period.
It is said that even the mini sadhana performed during Navratri is as useful as a big Anusthan.